Christology: A Biblical, Historical, and Systematic Study of by Gerald O'Collins SJ

By Gerald O'Collins SJ

During this totally revised and up to date moment version of his obtainable account of systematic Christology, Gerald O'Collins keeps to problem the modern publishing pattern for sensationalist books on Jesus which are supported neither by means of the recent testomony witness nor through mainline Christian ideals. This e-book severely examines the easiest biblical and historic scholarship ahead of tackling head-on the various key questions of systematic Christology: does orthodox religion current Jesus the guy as poor and depersonalized? Is his sinlessness suitable with the workout of a unfastened human will? Does up to date exegesis problem his virginal belief and private resurrection? Can one reconcile Jesus' position as common Saviour with the reality and values to be present in different religions? What may still the feminist circulation spotlight in offering Jesus? This necessary Christology is outfitted round the resurrection of the crucified Jesus, highlights love because the key to redemption, and proposes a synthesis of the divine presence via Jesus. transparent, balanced, and obtainable, this publication will be valued through any scholar studying systematic theology, an individual education for the ministry in all denominations, in addition to common readers.

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H. Bellinger and W. R. : Trinity Press International, 1998). the jewish matrix j 29 was even more alien to Jewish messianic expectations. It was precisely over that point that the Christian proclamation of a cruciWed Messiah proved so new, strange, and scandalously oVensive (1 Cor. 1: 23). High Priest From the great reservoir of Old Testament images Christians also called upon that of priesthood to express their experience and evaluation of Jesus. Once again adjustments were made. The Old Testament, Levitical priesthood was set apart to oVer sacriWce and mediate in a cultic way between God and human beings.

Paul names Christ as ‘the wisdom of God’ (1 Cor. 1: 24) whom God ‘made our wisdom’ (1 Cor. 1: 30; see 1: 21). A later letter softens the claim a little: in Christ ‘all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge lie hidden’ (Col. 2: 3). Beyond question, the clearest form of the equation ‘the divine wisdom ¼ Christ’ comes in 1 Corinthians 1: 17–2: 13. Yet, even there Paul’s impulse is to explain ‘God’s hidden wisdom’ not so much as the person of Christ himself but rather as God’s ‘wise and hidden purpose from the very beginning to bring us to our destined glory’ (1 Cor 2: 7).

Chapter 9 will recall some important christological themes that emerged after the patristic age. Chapters 10 and 11 will build on the biblical and historical material provided in the previous chapters to respond systematically to key questions about Christ’s humanity, divinity, personhood, pre-existence, virginal conception, sinlessness, knowledge, and faith. Chapter 12 will switch to the ‘doing’ of Christ. What has he done for our salvation? How did/does he save us? What does he save us from and for?

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